Art at the Overlook

Published On September 12, 2014 | By Chelsea Strub | The Arts
Photo Credit: 90 Hoods
Photo Credit: 90 Hoods

Maybe we’re a little biased, but to us, there’s nothing quite like the Pittsburgh skyline. You’ve seen it from Mt. Washington and from the Point, but if you haven’t seen it from the Fineview Overlook alongside some of Pittsburgh’s most talented local artists, you are missing out. Art at the Overlook is an opportunity to see the works of local artists as well as live music, a fire-eating performance, and grub from a Pittsburgh food truck.

Oliver Fair

RAW artist Oliver Fair will be showcasing his paintings this Saturday, September 13th, weather permitting. His inspiration comes from his experiences as a tattoo artist at The Ink Vault in Butler. He’ll be joined with fellow RAW artist and Carnegie Mellon graduate, Julia Cahill, whose work explores and critiques the portrayal of women in the media and its overtly sexual representation of the female body. Cahill doesn’t necessarily point fingers at anyone in particular; instead, she finds funny and amusing ways to open up a dialogue on the matter.

Michael T. Bestwick
Michael T. Bestwick

Emerging artist Michael T. Bestwick will be showing off his fabrication skills with metal sculptures. He got his start at the Saxonburg Area Artist Co-op. He recycles discarded metals and turns them into wall hangings and center pieces with character. Jordan Wong, aka Wongface, an artist and graphic designer living in the ‘Burgh, will be there too. He produces illustrative work that is inspired by epics. Check out his work, and some pretty cool narratives, on his blog.

This free showcase features these artists, as well as others, and will be held at the Fineview Overlook. It is not only a showcase of local art featuring up and coming Pittsburgh artists, but also a celebration of a great neighborhood. Starting at 1 PM on September 13th until 5PM, come hang out with emerging artists, great food and a kick-ass view.

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